RM80,000 fake Louis Vuitton goods seized

Fake designer handbags: Hard to find and easy on the eye but feeling is believing

They’re also, of course, traveling by private plane. The video has sparked criticism from all over the world, prompting Thailand’s Office of National Buddhism to announce it is now monitoring the monks for inappropriate behavior. The agency’s director-general Nopparat Benjawatananun said this week : “When Lord Buddha was alive, there wasn’t anything like this. There were no cars, smartphones or cameras, so the rules were much simpler. While the monks need to keep themselves abreast of new knowledge, current events and technology, they are restrained to choose the appropriate tools. Nopparat added that the Buddhist monks in the video were acting “inappropriately, not composed and not adhering to Buddha’s teachings of simplicity and self-restraint.” Glad that’s settled. He did, however, offer one interesting piece of data by way of explanation:  ”In many cases, it was the followers who gave the monks the luxury.

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Photographs of the young starlet were sent all over the world, leading to the bag being known as the Kelly. online Originally designed in 1935 the shape is a classic form which has gained worldwide acclaim. Actress Jane Birkin circa 1967 (left) and Coco Chanel (right) Chanel Chanel, ever practical, introduced a handbag suspended from thin straps in 1929, as an alternative to the clutch – freeing up the busy Additional Info woman-about-town’s hands for other things.  When she returned from retirement in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag even further and called the bag 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955. The 2.55 remains the most popular bag today, both vintage and new.   In fact, Chanel released an exact copy of the original 2.55 in February 2005 to commemorate the bag’s 50th birthday. It remains a design classic, with its quilted exterior and double chain straps.  Fans will know that the burgundy leather interiors were said to be inspired by Chanel’s convent school uniform and that when this bag has the ‘Mademoiselle’ lock, it is known as a ‘Classic Flap’.  The Double C lock was introduced in the 1980s. This sale includes several variants of the 2.55.  Lot 18: An emerald fabric classic flap bag Chanel, 2009-10 with silvertone metal hardware, classic chain, dustbag and box 30.5 cm, estimate: £1,500 – 2,500 Lot 65: An Hermès tan box lather passe-guide bag from 1979, estimated to fetch £2,500 – £3,500 The Vintage Couture: Handbags and Accessories online-only auction features 102 exquisite items.

A Dinosaur’s Story introduced some of the friendliest pre-historic animals to the world, Louis Vuitton is introducing the most stylish. The often-imitated French fashion house recently filled its Fifth Avenue Maison windows with accessory-clad dinosaur skeletons, bringing the reptiles back to the future for the world to see. The golden dinosaurs interact with handbags — the Speedy, the Sofia Coppola, the Alma, and the Noe to name a few — as well as mannequins dressed in LV’s pre-fall ’13 collection. Museum-style signage offers informative product details and sets the merchandise apart as treasures to be looked at and admired. Thankfully, these dinosaurs are more welcoming than they are frightening, inviting in passersby and reassuring us that a keen sense of style is everlasting.

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

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The study aims to attract advertisers and marketers who target women in their campaigns. The study broke down the female personalities into five categories, which are:   Trailblazers: Big spenders, career-minded and individualistic women who know how to stand out from the crowd Passionistas: Spontaneous women who work hard and play hard Social Siders: Women who have many friends and a wide social network Peacekeepers: Women who constantly seeks stability and routine Heart Warmers: Family-oriented women Countries included in the study were Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. In Singapore, 27 per cent of women are Passionistas, 22 per cent Peacekeepers, 13 per cent Social Siders  and 19 per cent each are Trailblazers and Heart Warmers.   The Philippines have the most Passionistas with 32 per cent of women polled and Indonesia next with 25 per cent.    1 in 3 earn the most in their household   The study also found that more women in SEA are becoming more affluent – with one–third of Singaporean women taking on the role of household chief income earner – and the majority of them own luxury items.   Two out of three women in SEA possess at least one luxury item and each of them spend at least S$2,100 a year on luxury items such as shoes and handbags, with Louis Vuitton and Gucci being the market leaders across all five personality categories. Women in SEA also channel most of their spending to buying other goods such as beauty products with as much as S$460 per month on mainly skincare and cosmetics.

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As I ducked inside the small store fronts along the crowded streets Friday and asked for Louis Vuitton lookalikes, I was told “No designers, no designers.” Just as I was getting discouraged, I spotted a woman on the corner of Canal and Lafayette Sts. She was mumbling under her breath, but I caught the words as I passed in front of her. “Louie, Louie?” she said in a low tone. “Louie, Louie?” Those were the words I wanted to hear. “Louis Vuitton?” I asked her, spinning around. RELATED: PROPOSED BILL WOULD CRIMINALIZE BUYING FAKE GOODS IN NYC “Yes,” she said, and she beckoned me to follow her. We walked about three blocks away from Canal St. toward Hester St. The vendors were nervous, she explained, because of the increased police presence.

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